Arizona lost treasure sites are listed on this page.
However, before you begin your search for treasure, you should be better prepared by doing more research. Too many times people have set out to locate a buried treasure only to find nothing but heartaches and misfortune. Where they failed in their attempt to find the treasure was their lack of knowledge regarding the story behind that treasure.
The most difficult part of the search may be researching the treasure story. Treasure stories change with time. As a story is told throughout the years it is sometimes changed in the way it is told. It may be a small, misspoken statement, either made intentionally, or unintentionally, and it is that misspoken statement, that may be the one piece needed that could lead to that treasure.
That is why it is so important to do your research regarding
the treasure you are looking for. There are many tools available to you. The
Internet is a good place to start your research, but do not become addicted to
it as a complete research tool. Use
historical societies in the area you want to search to find possible stories
about treasures in the area. Many times they have information about a story. In
addition, visit used bookstores that sell old books and magazines regarding the
history of the area. Often you can pick up a story, or bits and pieces of a
story having to do with a lost treasure. Search for old books, old newspapers,
old maps, and anything that may help you in garage and estate sales.
For more information on where and how to research lost treasures please visit my page here.
Having a reliable metal detector to use in your search for
Arizona treasure is important. But you do not have to have an expensive model. You
can buy a reliable detector for a few hundred dollars. If you’re looking to
purchase your first metal detector, stay away from the models that have to be
manually ground-balanced. Although the
learning curve on inexpensive metal detectors is fairly easy, it can be
complicated for new users using a manually ground-balanced model.
Good luck! And have fun in your search for Arizona lost treasure.
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Fort Verde - This abandoned military site is a few miles east of I-17 near Camp Verde in Yapavai County. In the 1870’s General George Crook and his cavalry were based here.
San Xavier del Bac Mission - Located nine miles south of Tucson on Mission Road. This Mission was built by the Jesuits in 1692. The Pima Indians attacked the Mission in 1751 and reportedly the Jesuits buried a vast amount of treasure before they were massacred. The Indians destroyed the mission and Franciscans built a new one in 1767. It is still standing.
The Lost Virgin de Guadalupe Silver Mine - Located in the Tumacacori Mountains just north of the San Ramon River near the ghost town of Tubac in Santa Cruz County. Until 1648 the Spaniards worked this mine.
The Lost San Pedro Mine - Located near the Lost Virgin Mine. This mine was also worked by the Spaniards..
The Lost Opata Mine - Located in the same area as the San Pedro Mine.
The Lost Bella of Gold Guevari Mine - Located somewhere near the far southwest corner of the San Cayetano Mts. The Jesuits worked this mine which supposedly produced large amounts of platinum. The platinum was thrown away because it was thought to be worthless.
The Lost Gila Bend Mine - Located off I-8 approx 15 miles east of Gila Bend in Maricopa County. The Spaniards mined large amounts of silver in the 1700’s.
The Lost Carreta Canyon Treasure - This treasure is also known as the Ajo Treasure. A treasure worth approx 2 million dollars is supposedly buried somewhere on the old Carretta Rd which connected the Tumacacori Mission with the Town of Sonora in the State of Sonora.
Understand The Law. When searching for treasure on private property be sure to ask for permission. However, be careful if you venture on to State or Federal lands. Those areas are almost always posted as such.
When searching for Arizona lost treasure, follow the law.
Arizona lost treasure may be buried in ghost towns.
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